Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Associate
The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) seeks an associate who is passionate about fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where people of all races, genders, abilities, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds, belong and thrive. In this role, you will ensure the tools, professional development, resources, and research developed or curated by the DEIB team are organized and easy to access. You will also play a major part in the planning and execution of two large all-staff events per year (purchasing, venue research, day-of support, project management), monthly equity committee meetings, and ongoing efforts to delight and celebrate individuals on staff during both personal and professional major life moments.
Working closely with the VP of Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging, the budding DEIB team, the HR team, and the Equity Committee, the DEIB Team Associate will help build a workplace that models the practices, policies, and culture we wish to see in the world for working women (cis and trans) and nonbinary people.
You join NWLC and the DEIB team during an exciting time. Our staff is on the frontlines of working to protect abortion access in the wake of the recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and to affect positive change for women, girls, and nonbinary folks in the courts, in policy, and in our culture across a range of important program areas. Though the organization has increased its commitment and investment in diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism steadily since its founding 50 years ago, the DEIB team is new and the work you will be part of will be foundational to the way the organization functions in the years to come.
The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.
We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially women of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and low-income women and families. For 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women, and we need you with us to continue this fight. Find out more at NWLC.org.
- Own DEIB knowledge management by cataloging and maintaining curated and internally developed documents, images, and media in an easy-to-access way;
- Provide project management around large all-staff events, next steps that spring from team meetings, Equity Committee meetings, and as needed;
- Support the set-up and breakdown of quarterly hybrid (in-person and remote) new staff orientations;
- Manage purchasing of materials and logistics around contracts and contractors
- As needed, coordinate meetings, conference calls, speaking opportunities, and smaller departmental events;
- Take thorough notes during Equity Committee meetings and other departmental meetings; follow up on next steps and action items;
- Manage VP of DEIB’s calendar and department calendar, holding space to prep/debrief key standing meetings;
- Provide logistical support to create and upkeep an online new hire orientation in collaboration with the Manager of Professional Development and Learning and other departments; and
- Collaborate with HR to execute a plan for honoring individual staff members in both joyful and difficult milestone moments.
The candidate must possess:
- Talent and joy for creating and maintaining systems and processes;
- Demonstrable organizational skills and ability to categorize and catalogue digital and material assets;
- Experience planning and executing high impact events (or on planning team);
- Strong interpersonal skills and empathy;
- Experience managing and maintaining balanced calendars;
- Strong written and oral communication;
- Knowledge, passion, and/or lived experience in racial justice, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, gender justice, and community collaboration; and
- Administrative, executive assistant and or event planning experience a plus.
Potential Professional Development Areas (non-exhaustive):
- Project management/Agile development
- Communication and or writing workshops
- DEIB specific professional development
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Associate reports to the VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Additionally, the DEIB Associate will collaborate closely with Internal Data and Research Director- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Manager of Professional Development and Learning, the equity committee, and teams across the Law Center’s issue areas.
Compensation & Benefits
A minimum salary of $61,540 will be provided to the successful candidate, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework.
The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package, and four weeks of annual vacation.
NWLC is a non-profit organization whose headquarters and staff are based in Washington, D.C. However, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, most NWLC staff are temporarily teleworking with the option to work from our office, which is located in historic Dupont Circle (moving to Franklin Square in early 2023). We continue to monitor public health guidance and keep safety, science, and flexibility top of mind as we evaluate what reopening looks like for our team.
NWLC recognizes a staff bargaining unit, NWLC United, affiliated with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union/IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in NWLC’s bargaining unit. Specific employment terms are subject to collective bargaining.
How to Apply
To apply, please forward a resume and a cover letter outlining how your professional background is a good fit for this position. Resumes should include exact start and end dates (month and year) of employment. Please send application materials via email to: [email protected] and include the position title in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled.
The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities; people of all genders, gender identities and sexual orientations; people of color; and veterans.
If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email [email protected].